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capitol, you don't want to bet your house on the outcome, but i would say that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> jennifer: actually 88% of republicans in congress have received a contribution from the nra at some point in their career although according to the sunlight foundation among democrats it's 11%. with long oddings of getting a ban through congress some governors are moving ahead with state-wide bans instead. governor o'malley is proposing one of these strictest in the nation. it would ban assault weapons and restrict visitor access to school, and require perspective gun owners to provide finger continues to police and undergo a thorough background check. but how much teeth can a state ban have. joining me now is katrina vanden huevel, editor and publisher of "the nation." welcome back inside "the war room"? >> thank you governor. >> jennifer: i want to talk about the strategy of this and other issues. the president's strategy on it the progressive base wants the president to push for a ban on assaul
: you bet. tell us what it's been like for veterans coming home, to the not be able to find jobs as fast as non-veterans. >> the our counterparts over the last two years have been two to three points below that, it's been a distressing thing to come home to. we'll have veterans ready to enter the workforce. i had been in journalism for four years and i ran base newspapers. when i went out to get a job all i could find is a job hanging posters for a college university. we need to see the civilian employers recognizing the skill sets of our veterans. >> jennifer: in addition to what happened with walmart, do you think the administration's response to veteran veterans and their need to be employed has been effective. >> it's not just on the executive branch, we need congress to act and we need the civilian employers to have the buy-in. walmart is leading the way with the 100,000 job initiative and they're not just entry level but entry and management positions our veterans are truly capable and walmart will find out this is going to be an investment. >> jennifer: well, according to a workfo
bills as the president said, we're not a dead-bet country. i'm glad they finally saw the light. we need to pay our bills and move forward. there is a stronghold of 75 republican tea party members who quite frankly do listen to the tea party in many ways, and hopefully this is a signal that they too need to understand that this should not be an issue. it should not be held honestly. hostage. we should raise the debt ceiling. that's an automatic. we should move forward and talk about how we create jobs. by creating jobs we reduce the deficit. >> jennifer: i'm take taking it as an encouraging sign that the tea party can be moved by public voices. if they can be moved on the debt ceiling of all things, maybe they could be moved on guns. you wrote in the "huffington post," advocating reducing defense spending so you can spend more money and invest in the united states. the question is in the negotiations in congress over the spending do you see that happening? >> we've got to make it happen. again, it's got to be the voice of the american people that will make it happen. people don't realize
war room." >> thank you. >> thanks, governor. >> jennifer: you bet. in the 41 days since the tragedy at newtown, 41 days now, at least 1121 americans have died due to gun violence. of course, those who die are just a fraction of the victims of gun violence. 13-year-old gabriel clark of massachusetts is still recovering after being shot last friday. it's tragic that something so horrific could happen to someone so young but the circumstances are even worse. gabriel was walking to his church to attend choir practice when a car drove past him. someone from the car shot him in the stomach. the pastor said that gabriel told him even through the pain that god had saved his life. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> and current will let me say anything. >> only on current tv. >> jennifer: you know that every two minutes someone in the united states is sexual assaulted? the great majority of those attacks are on women. women like debra parker, who spoke before a group of congressional leaders about violence against women ac
you. >> jennifer: you bet. let me start with you clarissa what i'm -- i'm curious about the psychology what was the status for having the president back off of his own proposal and instead support the senator's proposal. >> first of all the president is still going to nevada tomorrow and delivering a speech that we all expect will have a very aggressive and forward lean on the issue of immigration. giving these senator space to come forward to these proposal is if you are motivated by real solutions we all know we need to get a deal to the president's desk. and it was important to do that. >> jennifer: yeah, i'm -- i'm glad to see that you can -- you know, set your ego aside and allow the senate to come forward with something that is by partisan, and if the president lobbed his own plan in that, who knows what would have happened. matt, are you worried that jan brewer and other border-state officials will end up vetoing, essentially these immigration measures by having to certedfy? >> yeah, i think you have hit on exactly what was the biggest troubl
"the war room." >> always a pleasure. >> jennifer: you bet. he has become the ultimate political fixer. got a problem? don't worry. just let joe biden go in there and straighten some people out. plus it wasn't be the 112th congress if they weren't messing something up. boehner's boyed failed to act on the bill to help very, very excited about that and very proud of that. >>beltway politics from inside the loop. >>we tackle the big issues here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe. >>dc columnist and four time emmy winner bill press opens current's morning news block. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning. >>liberal and proud of it. we have a big big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshi
." >> thanks. >> jennifer: you bet. and up next new state legislatures mean a wave of new state laws some are good and some are bad. we'll talk about that whwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwh >> i think it's brilliant. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and
this further a little bit later on. so thanks, cenk, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> jennifer: you bet. today was certainly a day that progressives of every stripe cenk will not forget. and the uniqueness of the moment was not lost on the president who actually paused as he left the stage. take a look at this. ♪ >> jennifer: a brief moment the president seemed to be just taking it before getting back to the hard work at hand. joining me now is somebody who knows a lot about hard work dean obediallah is a critical comedian. and he is going to be performing in dubai this weekend? >> this saturday -- today here in new york saturday in dubai. >> jennifer: and yesterday two events at the inauguration. >> three events. one at a ball where a lot of military veterans were, and then two other events and jim messina was getting on. >> joy: dude you are milking it. >> i know. a lot of energy and a lot of happy people. >> joy: when you are performing do you turn around and look at the audience like the president just did. >> i think we should all savor moments in our lives. but was li
: it is tuesday evening, and i bet brussels sprouts are not on your dinner plate. let's see, would you rather be getting a root canal listen together rock band nickel back, or dealing with cockroaches or would you rather be talking to a member of congress? there was a survey released by public policy polling that found that those first four all received higher favorability ratings than congress. but don't feel too bad for congress because according to ppp, congress does have higher ratings than the kardashians, north korea and meth labs. so with us now is one person we like better the kardashian welcome back to "the war room." we like you a lot more than the kardashians. you have a choice. out of those things that are polled between a root canal congress, brussels sprouts nickel back, a meth lab, north korea, kardashians, what would you rather spend time in half. >> cut them in half, drizzle them with oil. >> jennifer: you like brussels sprouts. >> they are in season. >> jennifer: are you telling me you would rather be with brussels sprouts than kim kardashian. >> bruceelbrussels sprouts with
inside "the war room." >> thank you for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. virginia is now considering a measure to arm teachers. do you think that will prevent school violence? >> no, i do not. what will prevent school violence is a measured, practical, and realistic approach. arming teachers is a concept that is rejected by most virginians, and i'll tell you why. teachers are trained to teach. police officers are trained to protect the community. it takes time and experience to develop the adjustment in a crisis situation. police officers have that training. teachers don't. you know, a couple of hours of training for a teacher to carry a firearm is one thing. a crisis situation is something else. >> jennifer: so i'm interested in this. your colleague or your a colleague in the legislation bob marshall proposed that very measure. he was in "the war room" this week and i would love for you to take a listen to what he had to say. >> if a person was trained the same way a policeman was trained or a policewoman was trained to respond as if the police were there, it would cut these things
." >> thanks for having me governor. >> jennifer: you bet. so how significant it is that governors are speaking up? >> it's quite significant these governors are speaking up. states are the laboratory of democracy, and what they can be doing in their states can be models for the rest of the country, and maybe models for congress, if congress chooses to listen. >> jennifer: chris christie said he thinks republican governors are shaping the ayen da more than the flps congress. do you think that's true? maybe on guns and other things too? >> it could very well be true on guns, but of course that's a mixed bag. you can have governors out west or in the south that would put police and armed guards at every school, and governors on the east who would go more like the rest of the country. and what we can see there is really what each state sees it's a as. but connecticut doesn't put armed guards in every school but colorado choices to do so we could see which works. >> jennifer: there is an argument for every bit of policy regardless of what the facts are. i think you'
me. >> jennifer: you bet. as with hillary clinton, i'm curious about whether your experience with congress might have inspired you a bit to consider at least running for office yourself? >> well, it was interesting dealing with congress, but what inspired me was the chance to serve in government. i -- for 17 months i was administrator of cms, i got to help advance the most important steps in american public policy and health care in my lifetime. it was just wonderful. i got to work with great staff, and it gave me a taste for what good government really can do and really whetted my appetite for it. >> jennifer: so are you going to run? >> i haven't decided yet. i'm very, very serious about this. i spent time thinking about it my family and many colleagues and state holders, i am going to continue to listen for a while and then make up my mind. it's a great time for states now. we all know the problems in washington, and states can take the lead. i think massachusetts is a terrific place to show everybody what can be done by working together. >> jennifer
>> thank you. >> jennifer: up next--you bet. the republicans go looking for a laugh and they run straight into brett erlich. >> republicans are doing something funny, and it is to me. don't go away.
in this season. brett bet is here to report on her response. >> a man this was a tough week for stars. i wasn't going to get a death star and ann romney is not going to be on "dancing with the stars." come on, ann. yes you can man. although ann romney does watch the show. she was spotted at a tapping she respectfully disclined to participate. making her sensible, the word is sensible, and with
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